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Find out more about JG Jesman’s debut novel Chisoni, or Conversations on a Plane about Life and Death

Chisoni, or Conversations on a Plane about Life and Death by JG Jesman is out now from Penguin Random House. 

Don’t miss the launch of CA Davids’s new novel How to be a Revolutionary at Love Books (20 May)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the launch of How to Be a Revolutionary by CA Davids.

‘The hammerman is that kind of man. She will shoot him three times in the chest.’ – Read an excerpt from Mike Nicol’s new thriller Hammerman

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Hammerman: A Walking Shadow, the new Fish Pescado and Vicki Kahn thriller from Mike Nicol.

Stirring the Pot by Quraisha Dawood – a glimpse into the private lives of a group of women in Durban’s Muslim community.

Stirring the Pot, the debut novel from Quraisha Dawood, is out now from Penguin Random House and Umuzi.

Join Bridge Books for an evening with Fred Khumalo to celebrate his new book Two Tons o’ Fun (3 Mar)

Join Penguin Random House SA for the launch of Fred Khumalo’s Two Tons o’ Fun – a new charming coming of age novel set in a Johannesburg township.

‘Lemon syrup, cake and coffee made a perfect three-course breakfast’ – Read an excerpt from Sally Andrew’s new Tannie Maria mystery, The Milk Tart Murders!

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from The Milk Tart Murders – the new Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew!

New book alert! Two Tons o’ Fun by Fred Khumalo (PLUS: Enter to win a copy!)

Fred Khumalo’s Two Tons o’ Fun – a charming coming-of-age novel set in a Johannesburg township – is out now from Umuzi!

Don’t miss the launch of Sally Andrew’s new Tannie Maria mystery The Milk Tart Murders at Love Books (30 Mar)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the in-store launch of The Milk Tart Murders: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew!

Don’t miss an evening with 2021 Booker Prize winner Damon Galgut, author of The Promise, at The Book Lounge (10 Mar)

You are invited to an evening with 2021 Booker Prize winner Damon Galgut at The Book Lounge!

Damon Galgut wins the 2021 Booker Prize for The Promise

Cape Town-based author Damon Galgut’s latest novel, The Promise, has been awarded the prestigious Booker Prize for 2021.

Sex, drugs and anxiety – Read an excerpt from Tshidiso Moletsane’s explosive new novel Junx

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Junx, the debut novel from Tshidiso Moletsane.

Win a prize hamper containing 8 of Damon Galgut’s books!

One lucky reader will WIN a hamper of 8 books by Damon Galgut, courtesy of Penguin Random House SA!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Mad Honey by SJ Naudé, in conversation with Masande Ntshanga (3 Jun)

Penguin Random House and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Mad Honey by SJ Naudé!

Spend a weekend with Tannie Maria, your favourite fictional agony aunt! (21–23 May)

A weekend with your favourite agony aunt in beautiful Franschhoek!

2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists announced

South Africa’s most prestigious literary awards are back with two thrilling fiction and non-fiction longlists, and a dedicated new sponsor.

Two islands. Two women. Read an extract from Claire Robertson’s new novel Isle!

‘She puts herself under a spell of serenity, to be tranquil and swift. Nothing she does can break it. She cuts her finger and curses out loud and she is still between its buffers. The ceaseless hum.’

‘This is the most important book of the last ten years’ – Damon Galgut’s The Promise eagerly awaited!

Damon Galgut’s forthcoming novel The Promise is already receiving enthusiastic praise from some big international names!

Elisabeth Moss to star in TV adaptation of Lauren Beukes’s novel The Shining Girls

The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes’s metaphysical thriller set in 1930s Chicago, is to be made into a TV series starring Elisabeth Moss.

Win a copy of Afterland, the new novel by Lauren Beukes, courtesy of Penguin Random House SA!

Penguin Random House is running a giveaway!

Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of Afterland by Lauren Beukes.